Features in Cisco Viptela SDWAN release 20.9.x

Features in Cisco Viptela SDWAN release 20.9.x

Lets start with the Cisco Viptela SDWAN first and then we will discuss on the new feature sets in Cisco Viptela SDWAN release 20.9.x

Cisco Viptela SDWAN
SD-WAN so called Software Defined WAN solution, where control plane or management plane is separated from the physical devices, while in the Viptela solution we have following architecture, where we have data-plane on the physical devices (obviously), Control Plane by VSmart or VBond Management tool, Management Plane via VManage and Orchestration 

Fig 1.1- Cisco Viptela SDWAN

You can also check the updates in the previous releases
Features in Cisco Viptela SDWAN release 20.8.x
Features in Cisco Viptela SDWAN release 20.7.x
Features in Cisco Viptela SDWAN release 20.6.x
Features in Cisco Viptela SDWAN release 20.5.x

Features in Cisco Viptela SDWAN release 20.9.x
So let's talk about what new features has been added on the Cisco Viptela SDWAN release 20.9.x

  • With Cisco SDWAN release 20.9.x, Cisco vManage uses the proxy server to connect to Cisco SSM or an on-premises SSM.
  • Hardened Passwords: Cisco vManage to enforce predefined medium-security or high-security password criteria.
  • Added supports on ThousandEyes, IPv6 configuration support and enhanced other features like SNMP, Cellular Interface, BGP Routing (transport and management profile), Wireless LAN and DHCP Server
  • As part of the "Configuration Group workflow", vManage consolidates the various settings pages into a single overview page that makes it easy to review your configuration at a glance. In addition to basic settings, you can also configure WAN and LAN routing when you create a configuration group. The workflow now allows deployment of any configuration created.
  • Wireless Management on Cisco 1000 Series Integrated Services Routers supporting WIFI6 WLAN module
  • You can leak routes between inter-service VPNs on the same edge device using Route Leaked between Inter-Service VPNs. On Cisco IOS XE SD-WAN devices, route leaking allows redistribution of replicated routes between the inter-service VPN for Static, BGP, OSPF, and EIGRP protocols.
  • Application Aware Routing (AAR) preferred and backup preferred colors can be ranked using Prioritized Color Preference. Depending on the color or path preference, Cisco IOS XE SD-WAN devices allow you to set up to three levels of priority.
  • Now Application-Aware Routing enabled for IPv6 application traffic
  • Cisco SD-WAN Policy Configuration Tagging Using the Cisco vSmart Controller CLI Template which allows you to group multiple policy objects under a tag
  • Cisco SD-WAN's Lawful Intercept feature enables Cisco vManage and Cisco vSmart controller to provide the key information to LEA so they can decrypt the Cisco SD-WAN IPsec traffic captured by the MSP.
  • An automatic GRE tunnel provisioning template for Zscaler' s Secure Internet Gateways (SIGs).Previously, the SIG template could only be used to provision automatic IPSec tunnels to Zscaler SIGs.
  • Improved visibility to allow you to monitor the details of Microsoft 365 traffic processed by Cloud OnRamp for SaaS.
  • In conjunction with Cisco SD-WAN Cloud OnRamp for Multicloud, Amazon Web Services (AWS) GovCloud (US) can store highly sensitive workloads in a cloud that meets the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program (FedRAMP) requirements of the U.S. government.Amazon GovCloud (US) offers the same features as AWS integration with Cisco SD-WAN Cloud OnRamp for Multicloud. Your branch devices can be connected to AWS GovCloud (US) through the AWS Transit Gateway.
  • From the Megaport Interconnect gateway and Equinix, you can extend the SD-WAN fabric into AWS, Google Cloud, and Microsoft Azure.
  • In some cloud gateways, you can configure connections between sites and clouds, while in others, you only configure connections between sites and clouds.

For more details, please check 
Cisco SDWAN 20.9.x Release notes